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Babyliss big hair- what exactly does it do & would it work for me?

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Plinkityplonk Thu 04-Oct-12 16:16:34

I'm considering buying one but I'm in need of educating before I part with my cash! I have shoulder length hair with fairly long layers, it's wavy at the top and more curly towards the ends and it gets frizzy easily. I don't get time often to straighten it but want a smoother style with longer waves- would the big hair work for me and how easy/quick is it to use?

CountryBelle Sat 13-Oct-12 13:20:06

Just bought one in boots this morning! (arghhhh MN - bad influence!) Normally wash my hair at night, but thinking if i just spray on some water to dampen in the morning it should do the trick??

Any tips for long (bra strap lenght) hair?!

Walnutcakelover Fri 12-Oct-12 21:57:54

Aaaahhh that's so sweet lulapalooza, you are welcome, and glad you liked it. I am nearly over this horrid cold.

Womenandchickensfirst Fri 12-Oct-12 21:45:54

Ohh, I paid £45 in Boots this week, as mine packed in, and I literally couldn't go a day without it. I sat in a meeting in the morning when it broke, and just felt so un- groomed, so dashed out and replaced! They are fab!

Sparklegeek Fri 12-Oct-12 21:31:48

Hope it's as good as you lot make out smile Have just bought one, Amazon have it for £32.99 if anyone's interested.

musttidyupmusttidyup Fri 12-Oct-12 20:57:26

I run it through the front and top on dry hair to sort it out a bit plaingirly it's fine but ends are smoother if you work from damp.

plaingirly Fri 12-Oct-12 17:47:40

I wash my hair on an evening and style - well brush - it on a morning.

Does it work on dry hair?

CaroleService Fri 12-Oct-12 14:30:02

If you like really big hair (touching the car roof) it is the bizz.

Pinot Fri 12-Oct-12 13:50:11

shiney you're maybe using too wide a chunk of hair? Do it in smaller bits and twirl in short bursts rather than holding it down. That stops my (same length as yours) hair snarling up. Defo the short bursts seems to work better for me anyway.

LulaPalooza Fri 12-Oct-12 10:55:58

I think that's the secret, 101handbags... wait until your hair is nearly dry to smooth it out and get the volume

101handbags Fri 12-Oct-12 10:54:31

I have a chin length blunt bob, poker straight naturally. I am hopeless at blow drying my hair but I am really really pleased with it since I bought one of these. I probably don't use it for what it's meant for - I just use it to smooth down the hair and turn the ends under when I've dried it with the hairdryer - so I only use the Big Hair when my hair is almost dry - just to finish off the style and make it look neat. I find it very very easy to use for doing this.

LulaPalooza Fri 12-Oct-12 10:44:50

So, I purchased lovely walnutcakelover's BBH and had a play with it this morning. I think my hair was too wet and I didn't have a lot of time to do it properly but I did like it (apart from two occasions where I forgot to take my finger off the button and my hair got snarled up!)

With some practice, I think I am going to love it.

And can I just say that walnutcakelover is fab! The BBH was in immaculate condition, still with its original packaging. Despite being poorly she packaged it all up and got her lovely DH to post it to me before I had even had the chance to send her the money.

I've thanked her privately, obv, but wanted to do it publicly as well.

Thank you, walnutcake, you are fab x

D0G Sun 07-Oct-12 11:57:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

louwn Sun 07-Oct-12 11:49:36

Its lovely (fairly fine, wavy/curly shoulder length hair here) and doesn't give that uber ironed straight look I'm not keen on. I do give it a quick go over with straighteners at front/ends afterwards.

LulaPalooza Fri 05-Oct-12 19:25:53

I've replied to your PM, walnutcakelover, thanks

musttidyupmusttidyup Fri 05-Oct-12 18:16:09

My hair is like yours. Re the straight thing you an get more waves /curls if you use it on the underneath through 90 degrees so its parallel with the length of your head not the width iyswim.
Can't recommend it highly enough. Wish it's been invented 25 years ago. smile

walnutcakelover Fri 05-Oct-12 17:15:21

lulapalooza how do I PM you, can you pm me instead, and I will pass you my email adress.

LulaPalooza Fri 05-Oct-12 17:08:04

walnutcakelover I would be interested in buying yours. PM me if you would like to sell to me!

Thanks x

WipsGlitter Fri 05-Oct-12 16:56:37

I've just got my second one today (first one packed in agree two years). I love it. I don't go for root lift more swishyness. I think it only works on shoulder ish length hair.

fanoftheinvisibleman Fri 05-Oct-12 16:53:18

My friend loves hers.

Our Morrisons had them reduced to £29.95 today. Might be worth checking in there if one near you.

Plinkityplonk Fri 05-Oct-12 16:50:50

Ok I've reserved one at Argos to collect tomorrow- I've watched a few more tutorials on YouTube & even found a couple with similar hair to mine demonstrating it so am hoping I will love it!

sweetheart Fri 05-Oct-12 12:16:15

I hated mine so I sold it on Ebay. I have shoulder length very fine hair, every time I used it it just built up static in my hair. it did give me volume but it dropped out of my hair rapidly and all that brushing just made my hair extra greasy.

eagerbeagle Fri 05-Oct-12 12:08:13

I love mine. It's the best hair gadget I have ever had after my GHDs. It gives me a hairdresser quality blow dry look and takes 10 mins with towel dry hair.

I have shoulder length layered hair which has a bit of a wave which can frizz but it worked just as well when my hair was much longer although it took longer to do then.

Great for quick touch ups in between washes too. Totally tames my frizz.

Did I mention I love it?

shineonucrazydiamond Fri 05-Oct-12 11:46:26

I hate it.

I have long hair - maybe just above my bra strap. All I seem to do with it is tangle my hair painfully round the barrel. This is despite numerous attempts.

Although I've never watched a tutorial...

walnutcakelover Fri 05-Oct-12 11:44:42

I don't like mine, I have only used it once, but just couldn't get used to it, it left my hair full of static, so I will be selling it on ebay, as it's brand new. The video demo makes it look so easy, maybe its just my dodgy hand.

hippermiddleton Fri 05-Oct-12 11:37:01

I don't get any volume from it at all but it does smooth out my curly hair so it looks as if I've had a salon blow dry. For volume, I have to stick velcro rollers in at the crown afterwards, but even so, it's worth it if like me you've never been able to manage the whole brush/hairdryer routine, and have fine hair that goes lank if you use straighteners.

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